Sherlock Holmes

Fictional British detective

PERSONALITY AND APPEARANCE.

Appearance:

  • He has brown eyes.
  • He is thin and tall (6 feet).
  • He has beard.
  • He has brown hair.

Personality:

  • He is smart and logical reasoning.
  • His ability to adopt almost any disguise and his use of forensic science to solve difficult cases.

WHO CREATED SHERLOCK HOLMES?

Sherlock Holmes are created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School.

FAMOUS STORIES AND FILMS:

Stories:

  • "Book of Life"
  • "Upon the Distinction between Ashes of the Various Tobaccos"
  • "Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen"
  • "Monograph on the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus"

Films:

The Internet Movie Database gives 2010, 226 completed the film, where acts the famous detective.

English-language film versions of Sherlock Holmes Cast a longer-serving Eille Norwood, who played a detective in the film 49 years from 1921 to 1923 in London, and Basil Rathbone in the movie for 15 years, 1939-1946.

BRITISH LIFE AT THE TIME.(1914)

Middle class:

In 1914 only about 20% of the population of Britain was middle class.

Homes:

In 1914 well off people lived in very comfortable houses.However to us middle class  homes would seem overcrowded with furniture, ornaments and nick-knacks.Gas fires became common in the 1880s.By 1914 middle class people in Britain usually had bathrooms. The water was heated by gas.

Leisure:

Middle class people played games like lawn tennis and snooker Board games like snakes and ladders and ludo were also popular in 1914.In 1914 bicycling was a popular sport. The safety bicycle went on sale in 1885. Bicycling clubs became common.Reading was also popular and the Middle class were very fond of the theater.

Working class:

For the working class in 1914 life was hard and terrible poverty was common. Nevertheless life was improving and certain reforms were introduced around that time.At the beginning of the 20th century surveys showed that 25% of the population of Britain were living in poverty.

Homes:

In 1914 a typical working class family lived in a 'two up, two down'. They had two rooms downstairs and two upstairs. The downstairs front room was kept for best. The family kept their best furniture and ornaments in this room. They spent most of the their time in the downstairs back room, which served as a kitchen and living room.

Food:

In 1914 a typical working class family lived in a 'two up, two down'. They had two rooms downstairs and two upstairs. The downstairs front room was kept for best. The family kept their best furniture and ornaments in this room. They spent most of the their time in the downstairs back room, which served as a kitchen and living room.In 1914 a working class family spent about 60% of their income on food.

Transport:

In 1914 railways were the main form of overland transport. Cars were very rare although number plates were introduced in 1903.

Leisure:

In 1900 the average working week in Britain was 54 hours. By then many people only worked half a day on Saturday.Nevertheless the working class were starting to have more leisure time and football matches became a popular pastime.

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